Raphael Lemkin was a Polish scholar and attorney ...his book, Axis Rule in Occupied Europe had a problem. There was no word in English to describe
General Staff policy of insuring long-range biological inferiority of enemies. Lemkin created a new word …derived from the Greek, ‘genes’,
meaning race or tribe …and from the Latin, ‘cide’, meaning killing …genocide …the policy of exterminating whole races, tribes, and nations.
Lemkin’s, Axis Rule in Occupied Europe, described German General Staff genocide policy. “The enemy nation within control of Germany must be
destroyed, disintegrated, or weakened in different degrees ...for decades to come. Thus, German people in the post-war period will be in a position to
deal with other European peoples from a vantage point of biological superiority. Because, imposition of this policy of genocide is more destructive
for a people, than injuries suffered in actual fighting, the German people will be stronger than the subjugated peoples after the war ...even if the
German army is defeated. In this respect genocide is a new technique of occupation aimed at winning the peace, even though the war, itself, is
lost,” Lemkin said.
German General Staff used genocide in World War II to cripple neighboring countries …Poland, 5 million civilians killed, 2 million deported
…France, 250,000 civilians killed, 2 million deported, 3 million prisoners held in Germany, 700,000 children dead of starvation …Belgium, 20,000
murdered, 600,000 deported …Netherlands, 125,000 dead, 565,000 deported …Greece, 85,000 murdered, 325,000 deported, 600,000 dead of starvation,
80% of all children starving or diseased …Yugoslavia, 1,500,000 murdered, 350,000 deported …Czechoslovakia, 60,000 murdered, 300,000 in
concentration camps, 750,000 deported.
The Jews of Germany were the first targets of General Staff genocide. When Hitler came to power, the Nazi Government tried exterminating the Jewish
population of Germany. Genocide was a curtain for the real oppressors of the German people, German General Staff and the Fed majority shareholders,
who had bought up German industry after World War I, and who financed the rebuilding of Germany to fight World War II. Nazis began genocide of Jews,
by driving Jews out of German political, economic, and social life. Jews were deprived of basic rights of citizenship, jobs, and income. This was the
genocidal period, of the Cold Pogrom.
Later on, tens of thousands of Jewish men, women, and children would be rounded up, herded in cattle cars, railed to extermination camps, sterilized,
butchered, executed in mass ...and, fall in bloody pogroms throughout Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Soviet Union. As Nazis drove through Europe
hundreds of thousands of Jews in occupied countries were slaughtered.
Dec. 17, 1942, a Joint Declaration was issued by governments of Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, United
States, UK, USSR, Yugoslavia, and the French National Committee. “From all occupied countries, Jews are being transported in conditions of appalling
horror, and brutality, to Eastern Europe. In Poland, made principal Nazi slaughterhouse, ghettos established by the German invader are being emptied
of all Jews, except a few highly skilled workers required for war industries. None taken away, are ever heard of, again ...able-bodied are worked to
death in labor camps ...infirm are left to die of exposure and starvation, or deliberately massacred in mass executions. The number of victims of
bloody cruelties is reckoned in hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women, and children,” the declaration said.
When Red Army liberated thirty-eight Russian and Polish communities, they found the number of Jews was reduced by Nazis from 400,000 to 3,122.
In Dvinsk, not one Jew was found. By 1945, Nazis exterminated 6 million Jews in Europe, and Soviet Russia.
Nazi genocide of Jews was different from non-Jews. Nazis wanted a final solution to the ‘Jewish question’, a total and final extermination of all
Jews ...whereas, with genocide of non-Jews the Nazis planned to retain certain drastically reduced populations as slaves of the Reich.
Genocidal extermination of innocent and helpless men, women, and children was applied to all conquered peoples ...as outlined by General Staff.
Conquered peoples were impoverished ...their standard of living, drastically reduced ...their food rationed by ‘racial principle’.
Only Third Reich citizens, people of German origin, were properly fed. For forgotten thousands of people the Nazi system, food rationing meant
Oct. 1942 Reich Minister Goering issued an edict. “German people come before all other peoples for food,” Reich Minister Goering said.
As planned by General Staff, ruling family financiers and industrialists, health of whole populations deteriorated. Food prices soared …but, the
Germans kept down the price of alcohol. Drinking was encouraged. Peasants were forced to accept alcohol for payment for produce ...part of a psy-ops
program to debase conquered peoples, lower their moral standards, eliminate their national identity, and their will to resist. Germans distributed
pornographic publications, and movies, in occupied territories ...took measures to deprive minority groups of firewood, medicine, warm clothing, and
Nov. 6, 1941, Nazi Lieutenant Beyer issued Order No. 1422-41 to the German Northern Army Group. German orders required violators of this regulation to
be shot. “All felt boots in the possession of the Russian civilian population, including children’s boots, are subject to immediate requisition.
To own felt boots is forbidden, and is punishable as unauthorized carrying of arms,” Beyer said.